Domaine de Châteauvieux, Peney - Dessus, Switzerland

Domaine de Châteauvieux, Peney - Dessus, Switzerland
Domaine de Châteauvieux, Peney - Dessus, Switzerland
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Philippe Chevrier has created a magical place, just a few kilometres from Geneva, in his estate of Châteauvieux. He recommends a savoury and original cuisine, which awarded him two stars Michelin. In an open cosy atmosphere, he is professionally irreproachable. In the surrounding nature, you can tease the pike in the Geneva Lake at dawn and discover the Swiss vineyards such as the Jazzman-vigneron. Follow Philippe riding his Harley Davidson through the countryside and take a rest in his company in the smoking-room of the hotel, where you can enjoy a cigar, one of his passions among many others, not to mention the famous chocolate and Swiss watches.

The guest rooms in the Domaine de Châteauvieux, which translates to “old castle,” combine authentic country style with a touch of contemporary aesthetic and modern luxury. All rooms are elegantly decorated and exude a lovely sophistication with stunning views of the Jura Mountains, Rhone river, and the vineyards surrounding the chateau.

Situated in the heart of Geneva’s vineyards, just a few miles from Geneva and a mere 16-minute drive from the airport, this 15th century stone manor is the place to stay and dine if you want to sample the best wines in the region. The manor also has one of the most impressive cellars in the area with 25,000 bottles stored in the cellar. The wine list has some 800 wines while others are still aging.

Husband and wife team Magali and Philippe Chevrier created a gastronomic paradise at the Domaine de Châteauvieux, which the most discriminating gourmet and world-weary traveler can delight in. The food is perfectly prepared with the finest ingredients and rare refinement, earning an international reputation and considered to be one of the best in the region with unforgettable Rabelaisian gourmet dishes such as Breton lobster roast with apples, Fattened pullet with vin jaune cream, Jerusalem artichoke emulsion with chestnut and black truffle, and Oxtail braised with boletus mushrooms. You can choose to dine indoors surrounding the vintage well, in the veranda surrounded with fragrant flowers, or on the terrace overlooking the vineyards.